Cartwright is a coastal town of about 600 people located on the mouth of Sandwich Bay, about 225 km east of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The area was first settled in the late 1700’s by sailors and fur traders like the Hudson Bay Company for its rich abundance of natural resources.
Two cannons that were situated on top of a hill protecting the harbour entrance into Cartwright still remain in a little park known as Flag Staff Hill.
Originally an isolated Newfoundland out port but now connected to the rest of the world via a long scenic gravel highway known as the Labrador Coastal Drive, only about 340 km away from where the pavement ended.
An interesting little place with all the basics that a small community like this often provides (No Tim Hortons though …), very clean, well kept and lots of friendly people. And its always nice when you can land a helicopter at your hotel.